Ten quick ways to improve your board meeting

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr When we think about the boards we’re on, we usually think about the board meetings—which says a lot about the importance of having good meetings. Resolve to implement one of the following ideas each month:Name tags for everyone, every meeting. It’s embarrassing to have seen people at several meetings and wondered what their names are… and later it’s really hard to admit you don’t know their names.Post an acronym chart. Make a poster of frequently used external and internal acronyms (such as LOS for loan origination system) and post it on the wall of every meeting. (If you distribute the list on paper, it is soon lost.)last_img

House urges govt to evaluate travel relaxation as crowds throng airport

first_img“I asked the Transportation Ministry to improve its management and evaluate the relaxation policy so that its implementation is still in line with COVID-19 prevention measures. Intensive monitoring in regions where the policy is implemented is also necessary,” Bambang said.He said the government should ensure public safety during the travel relaxation.”The government should also actively inform the public about the policy so they can understand it properly,” he said.To prevent people from going on the Idul Fitri mudik (exodus) and to curb COVID-19 transmission, the Transportation Ministry decided to suspend intercity flights for passengers from April 24 to June 1.However, the national COVID-19 task force relaxed the restriction on May 6, allowing state officials, private-sector and state-owned enterprises (SOEs) employees who provide essential services, repatriated Indonesian nationals, individuals who need emergency medical care and bereaved family members to travel between cities.Following the regulations, airlines announced that they would gradually resume domestic flight services with stricter health protocols, such as requiring pre-flight medical checkups and a letter explaining reasons for travel from a relevant institution.Read also: AP II limits flights, sets up new system to avoid congestionAirport operator PT Angkasa Pura (AP) II communications manager Febri Toga Simatupang said document checking and busy morning flights had caused long queues in Soekarno-Hatta on Thursday morning.”The crowding of passengers was caused by an influx of passengers coming for morning flights where 13 departures were scheduled between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. Airport officials were overwhelmed by the large number of passengers seeking to get their flight documents checked,” he said.Nurhayati demanded the government hold AP II accountable for Thursday morning’s incident.”Officials could open a lot of gates [to prevent crowds] and manage passengers so they could keep their distance,” he said.Nurhayati said passengers should be able to submit the required documents online prior to their flights to prevent crowding at the airport and long queues. (nal)Topics : Nurhayati said strict health protocols to prevent COVID-19 transmission should always be implemented during the travel-relaxation policy.”The goal of the policy is to curb the spread of COVID-19 while improving our economy at the same time,” she said.Read also: Businesses worry easing restrictions could prolong recoveryPeople’s Representatives Assembly (MPR) Speaker Bambang Soesatyo also issued a similar request on Friday. Several members of the House of Representatives have asked the government to reevaluate its travel-relaxation policy after pictures of passengers crowding into Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, went viral on Thursday.Nurhayati Monoarfa, deputy head of House Commission V overseeing transportation, said the Transportation Ministry should develop performance indicators to assess the policy.”I suggest the government evaluate the policy by considering officials’ preparedness in the field. The Transportation Ministry should also draw up policy-performance indicators,” she said in a written statement on Friday as quoted from kompas.com.last_img read more

Dominica launches National Youth Role Model Development Program

first_img Share Tweet Share Sharing is caring! 15 Views   no discussionscenter_img LocalNews Dominica launches National Youth Role Model Development Program by: – February 29, 2012 Share A National Youth Role Model Development Program has been launched in Dominica.Photo credit: doc.dmThe initiative of the Dominica Olympic Committee in collaboration with the National Youth Council is aimed at finding role models in twelve districts to impact the lives of young people in the country.President of the Dominica Olympic Committee John Charles told the official launching of the program at the Arawak House of Culture on Sunday night that this initiative is in keeping with the development of the youth. “We are proud to announce this launch. This is supported by funding from the National Olympic Committee. The establishment of this very critical initiative to develop our youth is propagated under the doctrine of introducing the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect,” he added.He said the Dominica Olympic Committee is very concerned about the development of youths and athletes on the island.“In particular we are positive about this program and more so our international funding partners who are very excited about the innovative aspect and success of the initial program,” he said.Meantime President of the National Youth Council Fernella Wenham says the program will ensure that Dominica’s youth are well rounded.“As we are aware, our children and youth need guidance and role model mentorship that will allow for the development of the younger person, thus creating better adults and senior citizens,” she added.Several young persons in and around the country attended the official launching.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Pacers’ Victor Oladipo opts out of NBA restart

first_imgThe two-time All-Star guard — who has played just 13 games this season after taking the floor only 36 times in 2018-19 — cited his lengthy injury history when explaining why he has opted out of the rest of the season.MORE: List of players opting out of NBA restart”I feel like I’m at a great place in my rehab and getting closer and closer to 100 percent,” Oladipo said. “With all the variables, from how I have to build my 5-on-5 workload back up, to the increased risk of a soft tissue injury which could delay my rehab, and the unknown exact set up of the bubble, I just can’t get my mind to being fully comfortable in playing.” The Pacers are fifth in the Eastern Conference at 39-26 this season as they prepare for the NBA’s 22-team plan to finish the 2019-20 season in Orlando starting on July 30. The first of Indiana’s eight seeding games is on Aug. 1 against the Philadelphia 76ers.  The team is also without guard Jeremy Lamb, who tore the ACL in his left knee in February.  #IndianaStyle x @VicOladipo pic.twitter.com/9QuYi0W3Mv— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) July 2, 2020″I really want to play, and as a competitor and teammate this is tearing me apart,” Oladipo said. “I have to be smart and this decision hasn’t been easy, but I truly believe continuing the course I’m on and getting fully healthy for the 2020-21 season is the right decision for me.” MORE: Key dates, schedule for restart of NBA season The second overall pick in the 2013 draft, Oladipo’s best season was his first with the Pacers, averaging 23.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.4 steals over 75 games in 2017-18.  It looked as if Oladipo had finally blossomed into a player worthy of his draft slot, but rupturing tendons in his quadriceps twice has prevented the 28-year-old from making consistent contributions over the last two seasons.  Oladipo joins a growing list of players who have opted out of the restart, including Washington Wizards forward Davis Bertans, Los Angeles Lakers guard Avery Bradley and Portland Trail Blazers forward Trevor Ariza. Victor Oladipo has chosen not to join the Indiana Pacers for the restart of the 2019-20 NBA season in Orlando, Fla., saying that he would not be comfortable playing.  Oladipo announced his decision on Friday in an article with The Athletic.  last_img read more